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Empathy vs Sympathy: Why Some People Are More Likeable Than Others
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Several years ago I went through a gut-wrenching break-up. It was traumatic, painful and devastating. The one bright spot amidst the tears and heartache was the understanding, devotion and genuine care displayed by my family and friends as I went through the healing process. It meant the world to me. Several months later one of […]

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The Favorite Word of Average People: "Okay"
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I remember learning the #word, “okay,” as a child and marveling at its versatility. It has such a broad meaning that you can use it in many contexts, and as a kid working to communicate with a limited vocabulary, being able to say “okay” carried me through all sorts of scenarios. As I’ve gotten older, […]

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How to Deliver a Handshake That Makes People Remember You
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Of all the kinds of greetings, I love handshakes the most. A great #handshake can convey your warmth and strength. It can show the other person that you are supportive and trustworthy. A great handshake sticks with me–even if I only met the person who gave it once. Neuroscientists confirm a good handshake makes a […]

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Smart People Don't Choose Their Seats Randomly
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Every week I have coaching session with some of our team members. In the meeting room we use most often for our meetings, there are 5 #seats. I noticed that different team members chose specific seats at each meeting. And that makes a difference. Seating positions reveal a lot When we select our meeting real […]

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Successful People Know When and What — to Give up and Move Forward
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“Never #give up,” is a common piece of advice that we’re given when we’re facing difficulties. #People think giving up is not an option, as we often hear about #successful people who plow through obstacles to achieve greatness. The truth is, successful people give up a lot. They turn knowing when to quit into an […]

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Real Leaders Hate Managing People
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Hearing the word “leader”, what first comes to mind is often “managers”. But what about Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa? They were great #leaders though they weren’t managers. Both won the respect of millions, both started important social movements, and both are remembered as key influencers. #Real leadership isn’t about #managing #people actually, it’s […]

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This Is Why Most People Spend Their Whole Life Waiting for Better Timing
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Imagine a #life without any deadlines. How relaxing would that be? No looming credit card payments. No stressful all-nighters to finish that project at work or school. No procrastination, even! Without a deadline, no one cares if you don’t get to it. You’ll always have the time later on. It feels so great to not […]

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